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Lawrence Korb explains how bin Laden's death can help us put the struggle against terrorist groups with a global reach into proper perspective.

The death of bin Laden means that we can finally put the struggle against terrorist groups with a global reach, like Al Qaeda, into proper perspective.

Since the attacks of 9-11, we have overreacted, both at home an abroad, to the threat posed by Al Qaeda. Compromising our civil liberties and values with the Patriot Ac, Guantanamo, and waterboarding, trying to remake the Arab world by regime change and nation building, declaring war on the “axis of evil,” and doubling the defense budget.

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Lawrence J. Korb

Senior Fellow